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Age UK - Dorset Friends

There are 11 Friends of Age UK Dorchester located across Dorset providing a wide range of activities and services for older people.

Age UK- Dorset Friends

Dorset’s 2 Age UKs, 11 Age Concerns and 1 Friendship Centre have entered into a working partnership and become official friends of Age UK.  While all are independent charities and provide a diverse range of services, they all share the same aim of promoting the wellbeing of all older people, aiming to make later life an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

They work within 2 clusters of West and East Dorset:

West includes the Age Concerns in Blandford Forum, Bridport, North Dorset (Sturminster Newton and District), Shaftesbury & Gillingham and Wareham.  Also included is the Bridport Friendship Centre.  They liaise with Age UK Dorchester.

East includes the Age Concerns in Christchurch, Ferndown, Poole, Upton and Lytchett Minster, Verwood and Wimborne.  They liaise with Age UK Bournemouth.


Services across Dorset

You can find our centres for services and activities around Dorset.


North Dorset:

Age Concern Blandford Forum provide pop-ins, outings, information & advice.
Age Concern North Dorset (Sturminster Newton and District) provide lunch clubs, outings, access to information & advice, befriending and practical support.
Age Concern Shaftesbury & Gilingham provide outings, pop-ins, shopping service, befriending, hospital transport, information & advice, lunch clubs.


North Dorset website link.

East Dorset:

Age UK Bournemouth provide home support, a community support centre, insurance, lunch clubs, pop-ins, nail cutting, befriending, information & advice, a charity shop.
Age Concern Christchurch provide pop-ins, transport and befriending.
Age Concern Ferndown and District provide pop-ins, a day centre, shopping service and transport.
Age Concern Lytchett Minster and Upton provide a day centre, outings and holidays.
Age Concern Poole provide pop-ins, information & advice.
Age Concern Verwood provide a day centre.
Age Concern Wimborne provide a day centre and shopping service.


South and West Dorset:

Chancery House (previously known as Age Concern Bridport) provide a day centre, outings, lunch clubs, holidays, hairdressing, foot care
Bridport Friendship Centre provide social meetings, trips and lunches
Age Concern Wareham provide Helping Hands, a volunteer driving scheme and befriending service.
Age UK Dorchester – look at our services on the website